Class I New River, NC

Wild & Scenic New River (Dog Creek Confluence to Virginia State Line)

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and bucolic farmlands surround the oldest river in North America. The river's waters are slow and placid; its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Fishing is good. Narrow and winding mountain roads dotted with small farms, churches and country stores give an old-fashioned charm. New River State Park provides access and spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing. (Source:

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 26.5 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, New River State Park
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
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Photo Credit: Tim Palmer